MCCS has created web page, www.usmc-mccs.org/SAPR, to help people quickly drill down to responses of some of the most frequently asked questions about sexual assault.
WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSUALT?
Sexual assault is not something that happens to someone of a specific gender, race, or age. Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact, characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Learn more about consent and what is does and does not look like.
WHERE DO I START?
People who have been sexually assaulted may experience a wide range of emotions. If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources to assist you in understanding your reporting options, where you can go to get help, and steps you can take.
WHO CAN I TALK TO?
People who have been sexually assaulted are never alone – no matter when or where assistance is needed. Marines and their families have immediate access to resources and referrals by calling their installation’s 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line. Find help now.
HOW CAN I HELP SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ASSUALTED?
You may have a friend, loved one, or family member who was sexually assaulted. They may be struggling to get through this tragic event and reach out to you for help. If you are unsure of the best way to be supportive, educate yourself on the "Dos" and "Don'ts" when offering personal support.
You may have a friend, loved one, or family member who was sexually assaulted. They may be struggling to get through this tragic event and reach out to you for help. Consider these "Do’s" and "Don'ts" when offering support.
Sexual assault is a traumatic event that may cause victims to experience a range of physical and emotional reactions. Recognizing what is happening to you up front may help you handle things better.
If you are a victim of sexual assault, there are a number of things you may want to consider doing to keep yourself safe and healthy.